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Year 2

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Friday 6th November



LI: I will recap my learning of number bonds of 10

Children have been learning bonds with this video:

Maybe you could use counters, pegs or other objects to make 10 

This is a good video to show part part whole concept.


LI: I am learning to sequence sentences to create a description. 

Children use their plans to create  a character description. Children should include senses sentences and  extend sentences using ‘and’.


Resource 5a/5b/5c/5d/5e Literacy Shed


I will create a bottle rocket

There should be an instruction sheet in your child's pack, along with other crafts to try.



Year 2

Thursday 5th November


Please continue to learn this week's spellings as we will have a test on Monday. Also, please continue to play split diagraphs games from yesterday, as these can be tricky!



Consolidating our learning on 2d and 3d shape:

Play the game, shifting shapes: Children can only see part of the shape and they have to try to identify it.

Shape sorting game:



I am learning to join clauses using the conjunction ‘and’.

This activity encourages children to build sentences using 2 clauses joined by ‘and’. Children aim to group ideas together to give their writing flow. Support your child to join clauses (previously composed) using the conjunction and.

eg. The alien has spiky blue fur and red sparkly eyes. 

 Resource 4a Literacy Shed

Following on from Good Samaritan in REs

I can write an acrostic poem about being kind. There is a sheet in your child's pack which explains this.


Year 2

Wednesday 4th November


Recap split diagraphs - where e at end changes sound in the middle of a word. eg. slide, snake, bone, cube, 

Try this online game - tick boxes with i-e   o-e   u-e   a-e

practise this week's spellings: read/cover/write


I will recognise name and describe properties of 3d shapes

There is a worksheet in your child's pack to complete.


LI: I am learning to use my senses to describe. 

1. Replay the film ‘The Way Back Home’ and recap the work already done this week.  Remind the children that they are working towards writing a short description. 

2. Ask the children if they know what the 5 senses are. Can anybody name one of our 5 senses?

3. Explain that, today, they will be using the senses to describe more  elements of the alien. They have already worked hard and written all the things they can  see – using the expanded noun phrases from yesterday! Today, we will be concentrating  on using our imaginations to think about what we can hear, smell and how he makes us  feel.  

Explain that although taste is one of our senses, we can’t use it to describe an alien! Taste  is used to describe things like food and drink. 

4. Children use some of their senses to describe a character.

Resource 3a/3b Literacy Shed


LI: I am learning about the other planets in our solar system

There is a lovely video and a song learn the names and some facts about each of the 8 planets.

We have sent home a worksheet to cut and stick the names of the planets. Perhaps you could also create a fact file on one of them.


Solar system video




Year 2

Tuesday 3rd November


Using weekly list from Monday, practise spellings, using rainbow writing or bubble writing.

Practise phase 5 sounds each day:

Phonicsplay login: woodhouses / password:eleanor1


Continuing from Monday's lesson:

LI: I am learning to write expanded noun phrases. 

Children use adjectives to create expanded noun phrases – describing a character

Resource 2a/2b/2c Literacy Shed


LI: I will find lines of symmetry on regular 2d shapes.

 You can watch the powerpoint below or the video on youtube:

Practise cutting shapes and finding lines of symmetry by folding lines/Use a mirror to show reflectional symmetry.


LI: I will listen to the story of The Good Samaritan and think about how I can try to help others.

How many acts of kindness can you complete on the scavenger hunt?




Symmetry powerpoint



Year 2 

Monday 2nd November


Recap all sounds of phase 2-5 daily. Please see the powerpoint in resources below.

revisit spellings from last week - then practise this new list for test next Monday. 



LI: To recognise, name and describe properties of 2d shapes

BBC Bitesize


Then complete the activity sheets below.


LI: To use a wide range of adjectives to describe a character.


Before showing the film ask the children to predict what they think will happen in the story –
show them the title and the thumbnail image.
Show children the film ‘The Way Back Home’ – pause throughout and ask children
comprehension questions if desired. Allow children time to discuss their initial thoughts and
feelings about the film and answer any questions they might have.


Please watch Literacy Shed film unit:

Then complete worksheets 1a/1b/1c of the pack below.



What is Day and Night?


This is also a good video to help learn the concept:

Then complete the activity below.